Apple Reveals the Most Downloaded iOS Apps and Games of 2021

Along with naming its editorial picks for the top apps and games of 2021, Apple today shared charts for the most downloaded free and paid apps and games in the United States across 2021. The number one most downloaded free iPhone app was TikTok, followed by YouTube, Instagram, Snapchat, and Facebook. The top paid iPhone […]

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Apple Picks the 2021 App Store Award Winners, Highlighting the Best Apps of the Year

Apple today shared its 2021 App Store Award winners, highlighting the 15 best apps and games selected by Apple’s global App Store editorial team. The top apps were chosen for their quality, innovative technology, creative design, and positive cultural impact. “The developers who won App Store Awards in 2021 harnessed their own drive and vision […]

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Apple’s Plan to Pay $100 Million to Settle Developer Lawsuit Gets Preliminary Approval From Judge

Back in August, Apple said that it would pay out $100 million and make several changes to the App Store to settle a class-action lawsuit brought about by developers, and the settlement offer received preliminary approval yesterday from Judge Yvonne Gonzalez-Rogers, who is overseeing that case in addition to the Epic v. Apple lawsuit. Under […]

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Apple Accused of Not Doing Enough to Comply With South Korean App Store Law

Apple is not doing enough to comply with South Korean legislation that forbids app store operators from forcing developers to use their payment systems, according to lawmaker Jo Seoung-lae, Reuters reports. Via an amendment to the Telecommunication Business Act, South Korea is the first country endeavouring to stop developers from being forced to use a […]

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Apple Defends Its Ads for Third-Party Apps, Says It Regularly Communicates With Developers and Has Been Running Them for Five Years

Following allegations that Apple secretively buys ads for subscription-based apps to collect more commission, Apple has now said that this is a mischaracterization and developers are fully aware of the ads it runs on their behalf. Earlier today, we reported on an investigation by Forbes which claimed that the company “secretly” or “quietly” places ads […]

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Apple Allegedly Buys Ads for Subscription-Based Apps to Collect More Commission

Apple allegedly buys Google ads for popular subscription-based third-party apps to bolster its collection of commission on in-app purchases, according to an investigation by Forbes. Apple has purportedly been buying Google ads for subscription-based third-party apps, including HBO, Masterclass, Babbel, Tinder, Plenty of Fish, and Bumble, for at least two years. A marketer speaking to […]

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App Store : La justice américaine somme Apple de permettre les paiements in-app externes

Apple vient de subir un nouveau revers dans la bataille juridique qui oppose la société à Epic Games. En septembre dernier le fabricant de l’iPhone avait été condamné par la justice américaine à bloquer la règle de l’App Store d’Apple qui empêche les développeurs d’ajouter des liens in-app vers des sites de paiement. Le géant […]

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Judge Denies Apple’s Request to Delay App Store Changes in Epic Case

Following a hearing earlier today, Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers has denied Apple’s request to delay the implementation of a permanent injunction that will require Apple to make significant App Store changes. As part of the judgement in the Apple v. Epic lawsuit, Rogers is requiring Apple to allow developers to add in-app links to outside […]

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Apple Will Continue to Accept App Store Submissions Throughout Holiday Season

Apple today announced that developers will be able to submit new and updated app submissions via App Store Connect throughout the upcoming holiday season. Apple notes that app reviews may take longer to be completed from November 24 to November 28 and from December 23 to December 27: This year, we’re pleased to continue accepting […]

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Corée du Sud : Google autorise les paiements in-app tiers sur Android

Image : Google. Google a annoncé qu’il se conformerait à la législation sud-coréenne récemment adoptée, permettant aux développeurs d’applications Android de proposer des systèmes de paiement alternatifs dans les applications. publicité Une alternative au paiement Google Play La Corée du Sud a récemment voté une loi obligeant les magasins d’application à permettre aux développeurs d’utiliser des […]

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Google Play Will Let Developers Use Alternative Billing Systems in South Korea, While Apple Has Yet to Make Changes

The South Korean government recently passed a law that bans Apple and Google from requiring developers to use their in-app purchase systems in the App Store and Google Play respectively, and Google has now announced changes to comply with the law. In a blog post, Google said it will be giving developers the option to […]

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Coup de filet sur le dark web, des plats de nouilles indigestes pour la fibre… C’est le ZD Brief !

Sommaire : Coup de filet sur le dark web Apple s’ouvre aux paiements tiers sur iOS Le modèle Saas de plus en plus plébiscité par les éditeurs français Le chiffre clé : + 10,8 % pour les ventes de smartphones Pratique : économisez des données sur iOS 15 Le zoom de la rédac : des plats de nouilles indigestes pour la fibre […]

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More First-Party Apple Apps Can Be Rated, Including Phone, Messages, Photos and Safari

Starting in late September, Apple began letting users rate pre-installed first-party apps in the App Store, putting them on par with third-party apps. Apple did not previously allow its own apps to be rated, even though the apps were listed in the ‌App Store‌. At the time, Apple implemented the star ratings for a limited […]

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Apple Facing Russian Investigation Into Alleged Monopolistic App Store Behavior

Wednesday October 27, 2021 2:53 am PDT by Sami Fathi Russia’s FAS, or Federal Antimonopoly Service, has launched a formal investigation into Apple over alleged violation of antitrust laws about the App Store and Apple’s restrictions that do not allow developers to link to third-party payment methods outside of the platform. In August, FAS issued […]

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U.S. Department of Justice Likely to File Antitrust Lawsuit Against Apple

The United States Department of Justice is accelerating its antitrust probe into Apple and there is increased likelihood that Apple will face an antitrust lawsuit, reports The Information. Citing internal sources with knowledge of the investigation, The Information says there has been a “flurry” of activity as the DOJ has continued to question Apple, its […]

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Apple met à jour les règles de l’App Store sur les paiements alternatifs

Apple a mis à jour ses directives d’examen de l’App Store afin de tenir compte de l’accord conclu fin août avec des développeurs américains qui avaient contacté des clients au sujet de méthodes de paiement alternatives en dehors d’une application iOS. Après le règlement, Apple a déclaré qu’elle autoriserait les développeurs à utiliser des moyens […]

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Apple Updates App Store Review Guidelines as Part of Agreement With U.S. Developers

Apple today announced it has updated its App Store Review Guidelines with three key changes related to outside-of-app communications, collecting contact information within an app, and in-app events featured in the App Store. In late August, Apple announced it had reached a $100 million settlement that, pending court approval, would resolve a class action lawsuit […]

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Android : Google baisse (enfin) ses commissions

La bataille des nerfs serait-elle finie ? Google a annoncé ce jeudi la baisse prochaine de son pourcentage de commissions imposées aux éditeurs d’applications présents sur Google Play, sa boutique d’applications. Cette décision, qui ne manquera pas de faire parler, intervient alors que le géant américain fait face à une pression croissante de la part […]

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Apple Calls on Developers to Take Advantage of New In-App Events App Store Feature

With the launch of iOS 15 and iPadOS 15, Apple introduced a new App Store feature that’s designed to highlight in-app events, allowing customers to keep up with new happenings in their favorite apps. Apple is preparing to implement in-app events, and today called on developers to start creating in-app events in ‌App Store‌ Connect. […]

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